This year I was part of a team competing in the Asheville 48 Hour Film Project.
(Otherwise named, "Sleep-deprived stress, suffering, and satisfaction.")
A quick rundown of how it works:
Your team shows up at the regional meeting place (Asheville) and is assigned a random genre of film. You then have 48 hours to write, produce, film, edit, and deliver a short film (~ 8 minutes long). All work must be done within those 48 hours. The film that best uses its genre comes out on top. Sleep is not a priority.
The things we do for film... See the fruits of our labor Here.